Regional Stories

22 Apr 2022
The Government of The Bahamas has maintained a careful watch to ensure that its population receives safe, effective, affordable vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. This is part of a broader effort to strengthen the country’s regulatory policies for the importation of medicines and other health technologies—a major step towards strengthening the…
18 Apr 2022
In the Department of Cordillera, 60 kilometers from Paraguay's capital, the gap in access to information, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer is closing. Health personnel are moving beyond hospitals to raise awareness on this disease, which kills one woman every day in Paraguay.
25 Mar 2022
Having enough medical oxygen on hand was one of the biggest challenges, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. To tackle this problem, PAHO supported the installation of two production plants in Concepción and Canindeyú that distribute oxygen to local health service networks, improving the quality of care for more than 300,000 people
1 Dec 2021
PAHO aids distribution of emergency medical products and assists national authorities in tackling COVID-19 and the potential emergence of new epidemics Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 1, 2021 (PAHO) – Three months after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southern peninsula of Haiti, which killed over 2,000 people and injured more than 12,000…
1 Nov 2021
November 1, 2021 - Sculptor, musician, optometrist, mother, grandmother, polio survivor. Hettie Juanita Mejias de Gannes is as multi-faceted as one of the rare orchids her son Antonio cultivates on the family farm. At seven years old, Hettie contracted polio in her hometown of San Fernando in the 1942 outbreak in Trinidad & Tobago. Long…
22 Oct 2021
Every last child, says the ribbon that circles the neck of Pierina D’Angelo. The inscription refers to the fight that promises to never give up until the last child in the world is free from poliomyelitis. And the passion that she puts into her work demonstrates that.
21 Oct 2021
It has been 32 years since the last case of polio in Honduras, 30 in the region, but professionals like Dr. Roxana Castillo, consider that facing the new epidemics is just as important as dealing with the “historical” epidemics. 21 October 2021 This doctor, with more than 20 years of experience in the laboratory, is today one of the most…